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Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped. Vitals: Color – Dark Chocolate ABV – 7.5% O.G. – 1.078 Malt – American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops – Centennial, Columbus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (2042) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Another great offering from Maine Beer Co. Pours deep dark brown almost black with nice off white head. Aroma is chocolate, slight coffee, and pine. Taste is roasted coffee and chocolate. Also well balanced with nice bitterness from the hops. Really enjoyed this beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a deep brown, almost black hue with a thick, long lasting, frothy, slight of white head. Aromas of toast, chocolate, with a dry, pleasant hoppy/ cleaning agent smell.... interesting. mouth feel is edium bodied with flavors of coffee, pine, citrus and a touch of vanilla and roasted nuts. Pretty hoppy for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
500 ml - chocolate notes abound. Chemical notes on, nose a little scary. Lacing good color great, flavor good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1981) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 7, 2013
Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty malts, light caramel malt, and dark fruit. Thick, dry, powdery mouth feel. Flavor is full of caramel and chocolate malt, some dark fruit, vanilla, and a bit of earthy hops. Real good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown nice head. Tastes smells of ash chocolate caramel very slight roasted coffee. It’s a bit thin and not over top on bitter which is a nice change. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy and frothy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with earthy coffee and hops, prunes and dates. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, faint vanilla with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours dark brown with a strong, tan foam head. Deep, dirty coffee on the nose, good roast. Medium sweet flavor, big and dark roasty malts, bittersweet cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, robust cocoa, light burnt earthy bitterness, coffee. Great beer. Wonderful balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours black with a large, creamy, dark tan head. The nose is rather mute save slight cocoa powder notes. The flavor has light roast, bakers chocolate, and light mineral notes with a slightly chalky mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with a lingering roasted malt finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
A deep dark porter with a thick lacing dark brown head. In aroma, a nice rich chocolate malt with milk, coffee, toffee, very nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with light caramel, coffee. grassy notes, nice. Bottle from Healthy Living, 5.99$, tasted Feb 8 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972 (1279) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Julios. Pours out a very dark brown color. Thick, foamy tan head. Complex, malty aromas. Flavor is superbly balanced. Lots of layers of chocolate, slight bit of vanilla with a nice bitterness on the backside. Super smooth. Velvety and not fizzy. Goes down like a glass of chocolate milk! I am not a big stout and porter fan, but this is top notch!

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